If your home or business is experiencing electrical problems, and is in need of updating, Mister Sparky’s electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide the professional electrical services that you need.
Electrical issues should not be ignored, due to the potential for fire. Homeowner’s often want to know whether they should consider electrical repair or a full rewire of the home. Your best option is to schedule a residential electrical system inspection by Mister Sparky’s electricians in Huntsville, AL for a comprehensive evaluation.
Older homes may have outdated wiring that can be in violation of the building code. If this turns out to be the case, rewiring may be required. It is also common for them to have frequent problems with other components of the system, such as outlets and switches that no longer work, and frequently tripped circuits or blown fuses. Sparking and smoking may also be an issue when serious electrical problems exist in older homes. Having a fuse box in an older home does not necessarily mean it is unsafe, though it is probably inadequate for your home’s electrical needs. If this sounds like your situation, call our electricians in Huntsville, AL today to schedule service.
Whether you are planning a complete renovation or electrical repairs, a licensed electrician can provide the electrical services that will bring an older home’s electrical wiring up to code, making it safer and more efficient, while increasing its capacity to satisfy modern demands.
Why Circuit Breakers Trip
The circuit breaker provides a safety feature for the home’s electrical system. When an overload occurs in an electrical circuit, the breaker will shut off the electrical current flowing through the circuit. For example, if using numerous appliances on a single circuit draws more electricity than the circuit breaker is designed to handle, the breaker will trip, cutting off power to the overloaded circuit. In addition, power surges can trigger a circuit breaker to trip. If you are near the home’s electrical panel when a breaker trips you will hear it “snap”. When this occurs, turn off any items in use, and turn the breaker back on.
Homeowner’s may try to compensate by installing higher amp fuses, allowing more electrical current to go through the wiring. However, a fuse box requires the use of the appropriately rated fuses for the circuit, exceeding it significantly increases the likelihood of an electrical fire.
If the circuit breaker continues to trip, contact Mister Sparky’s electricians in Huntsville, AL for diagnosis and repair.
When a Circuit Breaker Needs Replacement
Circuit breakers can fail, and when this occurs, the breaker will need replacement. The following signs can indicate a breaker in need of replacement:
• The routine “tripping” a circuit breaker
• A breaker that overheats
• A burning odor from a breaker
• Burned components, frayed wires or other signs of wear, overheating or damage
Mister Sparky’s electricians in Huntsville, AL can take care of this for you.
Two Prong Outlets
Older homes often have outdated two prong outlets, lacking a ground. You should not remove the third prong of appliances to use two prong outlets. Contact Mister Sparky’s electricians in Huntsville, AL to have wiring updated.
For the installation of an electrical panel, contact our electricians in Huntsville, AL for an upgrade. In addition, a fuse box rather than the presence of circuit breakers often indicates the need for a wiring inspection. Frequent loss of power from blowing fuses is an indication that the wiring is insufficient for modern appliances, and electronics, for example.
Mister Sparky’s licensed electricians in Huntsville, AL provide professional and reliable electrical services for both residential and commercial repair, service, and installation. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and ensure your satisfaction. Our licensed electricians serve the North Alabama region.